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ST^HOD MflGJIZIDE 

^n Illustrated Jffonthly 
GEORGE NEWNES 



Vol. XVII. 

JANUARY TO JUNE 



'REET, STRAND 



The Strand Magazine. 



Round the Fire. 

IX. THE STORY Of THE JEW'S BREAST-l'LAI 

liv A. Conan Dovle. 

Y particular friend Ward Morti- Professor Andreas i,a<] » 

reology. He had' nr'i'.tcn the I'roli ■»» -lamed n-ll 



f Horns, at Phils. 



of In- -;u' ma ii- Hi- h.iiai lingered 

pride :ii [la it; and ill. urn : in hi- heart i 
lli.it tlaa were :u— ma from hi- < are into I 



allied Ins offic 
uhnna-a I .a. I 






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Lhummim of Solomon's Temple. Thcr 

I. Mr, la.k-oii. of i;k- . ertainh noih.in- -.. lim mam ...:;, .u.n: 
Kuropc. My friend. Captain \\ ilson li. 



ming was , - . , .::■-. , \ r_\u 
n to (Ik- jewelled plate w 



They had a very special 



le Capitol. i\Vere'are.asym.see, attention The" am icnls excelled in 

aractcr's. CmimingTo,' Mile K-li' .lating^i'X-' Mo.u -*, « lu-n CapiainU ib 

corner, the stones are eannlian, interrupted him. 

nerald, ruby, lapis lazuli, onyx, "Von will see a finer example of in 

.gate, amethyst, topaz, beryl, anil gold-work in this candlestick." said 

turning to another table, and we all joir 

nazed at the variety and beauty of him in his admiration of its embossed st< 




id iuiy ml I- mi^'ivin-s. why --oi.kl 
1 you s|K.ak to him about it 3 " 



i -archil wnUU uvi-r ;hc many valuable lhin^> ki guardian to every tw 
which air committed to your charge. I do at die door Ik.iwl.vii the! 
not think that the present syMcni of ;i mii^Ic ilu-m both." 



watchman at night." 
Ward Mortimer ban 




-; straxj) mA(,a/.im:. 



mous, I think he has a right to remain so. of the uppermost row of four stones— 1 

We must, (rust to the future In show some carneiian. peridot, emerald, and ruby w. 

So we dismissed the subject, but all that plares. but ibe beautiful gold work which 

night after my return lo my chambers I was had admired only a few days before had hi 

puzzling my brain as to what possible motive wry clumsily pulled about. 

anonymous warning letter to his successor "as if someone bad been trying to take < 

me as if I had seen him actually doing it. "My fear is," said Mortimer, "that 

He foresaw some danger lo the 'collection. not only tried, but succeeded I belit 

Was it because he foresaw it thai lie aban- these four stones to be skilful imitatii 

doned his charge of it? But if so, why which have been put in the pla.ee of I 

his own name? I puzzled and puzzled The same suspicion had evidently been 

until at last [ fell into a troubled sleep, the mind of the expert, for he had been ca 

which carried me beyond my usual hour of fully examining the four stones with I 



expression of consternation upon his face. " I will pledge m 

He was usually one of the most tidy men of these stones are 

undone at one end, his lie was Hying, and The colour b\ 



Those jewels! The jewels " i'robably he meant to take the stones, 

thumniim : " he gasped, for but was interrupted." 

e police-station. Come to take them oul one at a time, but the setting 



already returned with a. police in>pcen>r. and dierly. bone.-.] laced man, who seemed i 

another elderly gentleman, who proved to be concerned as Ward Mortimer at the im 

and Company, the well-known diamond '' Xo, sir, T never heard a sound,"! 

merchants. As an expert in stones he was answered, in reply lo [the questions of tl 

always prepared to advise ibe police. They inspector. "I made my rounds four time 

were grouped round I he case in which the as usual, but I saw nothing suspicious. I'i 

breastplate of the Jewish priest had been been in mv position ten years, but nothing ■ 

exposed. The plate had been taken out and the kind has ever occurred before." 
laid upon the glass top of the case, and the "No thief could have come through tl 

three heads were bent over it. windows ? " 



ROUND THE FIRE. 

, 1 1, I i ] » 





t no oik: had used either one or tl 




Finally, we ended as we l>egan, wit 




.■ slightest clue as to how, why, or 1 


ll.mvwr, Ilua: has whom 


the setting of these four jewels hit 






The 






, and he took it. Leaving the po!i< 




itinue their fruitless researches 1 


>p.ars i» he nunly asked 


me to accompany him that aftertax 




ii^iuui'"^!^''"!! \\u\v 








lion to openly 1a\ hi. pi 












to ;i>k him to i Npl.iin tile I'.i 


■&/fWa& r ) 




t pated so exactly that wiii. 


mm- ' "*"*£■ 


villa in Upper \orunod. h 




1 w ^ were info ™ K(1 '>> ll 



I from home. Seeing our »!is 

S^^B we^ould^iikc 11 



S* 



morning. vo- careful and intelligent, hut it said. "He seems to be tired, and 
led in the vnd to nothing. He pointed out a good deal to worry him. He ■ 
to us that there were two possible entrances us yesterday.'' 



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s about father." " No, 1 am cert 



'\Var.'l .< 

.hM]V>/.. .11 



cnuinc. for ] ob>er\ed wMerd.iv tiiat 
liscoloration on the edge of the 



pacing cxritcoh up ami ilcran the central 



1 heard of. It ean only 



he"cri'<l' e;; M Ja a! 
delighted thai you 







ROUND THE FIRE. 

A curious idea came into my head. '; I'liis of hurrying 



round every stone so carefully that lie can glass, lull was so covered with dust that it 

only do four stones in a night? We must would In impossible for anyone looking up 

our inspector is likely to help us. first of which g;ive lis .1 complete view of the room 

all, what do you' think of Simpson, the beneath us. In the cold, white light of the 

porter? " electric lamps everything stood out hard and 

"But why should he indulge in such one has no choice hut to look hard at those 
wanton destruction? Nothing has been objects which wc usually pass with such half- 
taken away. He has no motive." hearted interest. Through my little peep- 

" Mania?" hole I employed the hours in studying every 



"Well, yourself, for example. You 



gleamed and sparkled ii 



looks the central hall? \Ve will !,,>, the Memphis, and the inscriptions of Thebes, 

electric lights in lite hall, and we will keep but my eves would always come back to that 

stllv, lb', in sle'i fol ourselves I n uliu Inch surrounded it I was 

"We shall 'keep our'owi, secret, and say I have said that against the wall- on the 
nothing either to the police or to Simpson. right-band side of the doorway (the right- 
Will you join me ? " hand side as we looked at it, but the left as 

It was ten o'clock that night when 1 re slowlv opening < Iraduallv. gradually, the liil 

turned to the llchnnrc Street Museum. was sv, ineina ba, 1 ,d the black slit which 

Mortimer was, as I could see. in a stale of marked the opening was becoming wider and 



ROUND THE FIRE. 

„ I !lK lKf"" "' 




" II was immediately after this 



tvc tilt.- essential facts already." 


me down. 'Why, then, had he tome? 








ecnisin Kurnpc had heen under my chare 




and 1 remembered al-o die nc. nioi.. , m u- 


ic tliat what 1 say is the absolute 








iave met the person who .alls him 




in Wilson. I say 'calls himself 








his correct name. It would take 




>n|> if 1 were to describe all the 








ingratiated himself into tny friend- 


more effective. ' II I hail written a kit 



compelled me to show- him Mime attention, not wi-.li to give. I resorted to an anony- 

And then, hy his own attainments, which ;ire mous letter begging you to be upon your 

m-idcrahle, lie succeeded in making hull guard. 

;u:i I learned t ! ut im daughh r\ aik. lion, more Street to Norwood !i.,d no: .,!:,, ■;,,! the 

premature, hut I certainly' was not Mir and overpowering affection lor my daughter. 



>>:■_ with U-lh wo.'l.d :,.k pc-im s-V,il l, : -.»e.Mlh.-:V. Uiilll thai \m rwr : l„ win', 

wn into the museum and have an hi, true character lo, the fir. t, me w.,. mad, 

lie hail the tree run ol' the place, time to harm those prccimi- objec!-, which 

n I haw lieen a way lor the evening it had been the work ol my life-time to 

. nhvi :n in lo hi- doing whatever lie protect. 



ROUND THE FIRE. 



me. V.mar, rijiht. sir. i 



me, which depended a: 






and pleaded with her. 
Il was absolutely use 
less. Her whole life 

a:ni'u''i"ime'wr,'te 

to save her from her 
ruin. My helplessness 




hi thai they were lire jewels 
' •'Tc'n'd'.* -Mow have you 



Till-. ST l 
carefully imitated that I 



laughter i 



the hand. ' When Simpson came round I always heard 

'"You see what I am capable of. Klisc,' his footsteps, and concealed myself in the 

said he. mummy-case. 1 had some knowledge of 

" ' I see that you arc capable of repentance --"Id work. I ml was far less skilful than the 

•and restitution,' she answered. thief had been. I le had replaced the setting 

the stones in your hands, sir. Do what you difference. My work was rude and clumsy. 

you do against me, is done against the future be caivlully examined, or the roughness of the 

hear from me soon again, Eiise. It is the Next night I replaced four more stones. And 

last time that I will ever cause pain to your to-night I should have finished my task had 

tender heart,' and with these words he loft it not been for the unfortunate circumstance 

both the room and the house. which his caused me to reveal so much which 

" My position was a dreadful one. Here 1 1 should have wished to keep concealed. I 

was with these precious relies in my posses appeal i<> vmi, gentlemen, to your sense of 

scandal and an exposure . J I knew the depth have told you should go any farther or not. 

of my daughter's nature too well to suppose My own happiness, my daughter's future, 

that I would ever he able to detach her from the hopes of this man's regeneration, all de- 

this man now that she had entirely given pond upon your decision." 



I thought and thought, u: 



,■ mini ;„„! li, 


in, mini 1,.,.. 


■ km i-xpci.s«l. 




























this narrative. 




1 Iw-Aiuii 






„;„„,. h,i,l 1 




,,■ «■!,„ is' „ 




','„T\r;.n'x 



nir. STRASD maga/jxi:. 



th.-y were obliged to leave it 



n this 



tl there 



.u'lh il 



appear- il 



Twenty lliree years before ( 'litis!. Auiiii-ni: 

mass,' such as the Needle would he, they Cicsar onlefed the removal of them frorr 

marked out the form bv culling .1 deep groove, ilcliopolis 10 Alexandria, and so the Needll 

in which, at intervals, tiny made oblong came to he talon on ils second journey. Il 

holes. Into these holes [lay firmly v-edged Alexandria was a gorgeous palace of th( 

blocks of timher, and dun. tilling the grooves Ciesars. and helore die palace Ihc column 

with water, the wood in time swelled and thus were set up. They are called Cleopatra': 

the granite cracked alone the outline from Needles, bill in reality Cleopatra had n( 






Next 'came ll, 



c helped 1, 



design the magnilic 



City of lleliopolis. When it k,N really for 


ami her devoted subjects wis 


1.1 to it 




honour to the memory of Ihei 


much-love 


trees »ere laid so thai the column could he 


Queengavi pillat 1 n n 


















close to the Port of Alexandri 




the Nile overflowed ils hanks, this raft and 


years after the grand building 




its burden Honied, and the stone was con- 




■ohlllUls sli 




the srokv a/- ciJior.iTRAs y 




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opposition piny opposed tin- sii^rstion. ran f'.pjish to remove it if they really valu 

expense of removing it. E. Alexander was attracted by the beat 

Many years after, when the great Ilyile of the eohimn which was also present 





from time to time with the owner of the land acquaintance of Mr. John Dixon, a civil 

num.hlk to hi ,hli 1 1 nun mnu" i,„Tn lill. I, , s, i I 

preserved lor the 'Kliglish. the subject together, with the result that Mr. 

Hecame to the opinion that if ever the Dixon undertook the responsibility of the 

obelisk was to be bnnighi to Kngland it conveyance of the column to England, 









Mil. 11 .11, ase.l l.e.llivd lu ik- lallllrllel! 1 )>' 


Vessel - , lelljjlh, winch llliehl occur thrill 


Uine meed into lllf water, inslc.ul of heine. 


die naves. The casine. uas made uatcr-lii. 


hiii (iff in llu: usual uav. Another ol die 




e:.ief dillieullies in contend will, in the 












anchor in. as it was exposed to seven' ^.dcs 


water, larile wooden wheels, ifi.tjfl. 






'Hie Needle wis raised snine feet al«ne the 


were laid fur ill, mil down, tall lie; 






p.nall.l nil), die sea. and when in tllisposi- 


taken and wrapped many limes num.! • 



i - F - 



lit li tiWiini ni'futiiiii ' ' 






^JK^BSm 




e the heavy 



August sXlh, 1877, all was iva.lv for the could not mo 

launch. UnfoUunuulv. 1 )u- morning com- great speed. 

menced with a thick to--, which only cleared incline into ihe water, ana divers naci 

away as the day wore on. previously employed in removing shoal- 

A great crowd of people gathered to the intended murse to prevent any m 



e heavy weight at any 

[banking ended by an 




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On the third (lav divers discovered dial a rudder placed, and twenty Inns of iron lir 
■ .: ii-n had pierced were put in her. It was manned bv a 

the plates, and making a hole had allowed of live Maltese and an Kn - ,: K 




THE STORY OF Cl.EOPAl RA'S NEEDLE. 143 

ulm will j-owitl! «?■ Ik- found live 'line 
reamer of suftidenl -i/r .in<l able-bodied men, in the prime of lite, were 
11] in the ^. <V^i. helone,ine willing in share the n-k. ;in<l .1 I...,:: u.i- 
11. Johnson ami Co., of Liver- laiin. lui! ami put oil' . but before they eould 



be disastrous. Tin- ().'..,. iimin; tin- (7,;> O/ga over the Cleopatra, and by means ol 




lg F.-on.aP^U.^.i^ZlZulZ 


kZ^Z^'s,^, ,.,r.+*, t ^;; ilii , ] ,,:il ' ii t,,: 


' effort was made to right her, 


iH-iiij- di.H she ini-ht lie destroyed on rocks 






) no purpose, .iiul the captain 


it lli 1.1 1 inu. lor a telegram was recened >i\t\ 


this |)oin(. -,, in^ the iLmu. i 


days after the new- ni ii> l<>s- >a\ inn that [In 




—. /-,■/:///,.,■///.,. humid for Valencia froii 


s, and so the c\lmder wa, cut 


Middk-lirnauh. had found and captured i 


c later, the win: having fallen. 


nnu i\ mile-, north of 1 Vnol. and h.id t<n\<< 




i; nuo Yieo in Spain, and il t, m.iined n 




that harbour about three months. 




-,, lam, . A-hhuiv. M 1'.. kindh <.m-r.-. 


















1 a keen interest in the welfare 


on the 20th January, 1878. 



Ivanka the Wolf-Slayer 



himself iki longer. 




a knife, and in (lie ollu-r liol.lir 



"tin Xoblc Prince docs nol 
he repeated, and liis eves seem, 
sparks. " Lei him behold I 



iiaxaa nil-: 1V0L/SLAYEK. 



his listeners, the feces dI both flamed up. and chuckled. 

The man in the sledge lifted his rap and - t uii.. h. ■•■,.", nuunanded the I'riniv. his 



Russian lair. One of the s,,u used by the Now, though it w-as a ruddy winter sunset 

Russian peasant to out forage, having a outside, in the hut it was quite glnomv. 

stained, both blade and hilt, with blood. glows like a big bull's eye. eanie front the 

" I have bought another lor use." observed open door of the stove, and a glimmer like a 

the peasant. glow-worm tram the tinv lamp that burned 

" It is wonderful," murmured the I'rintv. before the I lob Image. The dim outline ol 

as It,- turned the knife about in his hands. a woman with a ehild in her arm. eonld be 

cus surmounted la thug > ,n > , ]>eered as the l'rusv entered, and bending low- 
round die corner of the luit. and as quickly raised the ilem of his fur mantle to las- lips 



le boy ! " he cried. '■ Let us see tins wonder 






placed, lie trembled inside hi. sleeps s 




The peasant looked sharply round. 


/'ece/V/iv rem ilis curie head anil raised 


"He was here even when the High Noble 




rew up. There is the hatchet and the w 1 




e was chopping. Ivanka! Ivanka 1 He 








The I'rin.v laughed. 






Prince at that moment he ceased 






hen the High Nobility' come from far and 




ear to see you 1 By all the saints, if you 






the Prince. 




" Yes, Noble Prince." 


ioble Prime. 1 will break eieiv bone in 


"And what had the wolf done to , 


our body!" 


Hank. ,. that .on should have taken his hi. 



" He had seized our little -Mink 

behind the hut and moved slowly over the sharp breath. 

Prince. \ on could only tell by the shining -'11111 you midge: How did you dare lo 

peeped between the high stand up , oiler thai tell tne all about it. begin at lis- beginning, 

inside of it was a small boy. Ivanka." 

Where he stood the hi i-red sun balked Ivanka ■^/.■■\ at tile ground in silence. 

him in h.-roie elorv. Vet. in spite ol all, I le twisted one leg round' the other, cracked 

Ivanka in. Woii Slav, r had the' mien of a all his knuckles in succession, but the words 

s x ntl ^ lell hrs 

I' ,m lh iv that 'you have slai \i 111 nglh in a shy, 

Ivanka woultl have hung his head but that doll l_ t i i town m the 



1 46 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 

fodder and feed the beasts, which 1 can do who had never utken his eyes off the boy 

as well as father now. So 1 took ihc fodder since he began to speak. 

knife and stole out. I led the door open a " I ditl not think of fear," replied Ivanka, 

bit—not enough to let the cold in mi father. " I thought of niv i r little Minka. and oh. 

ht 1 1 the enws in the 1 I 1 had gel to leaf.- he 111 ill 

11 I Mini i in "Oh, then he dropped .Minka, and over 



li that piteous appeal smith 




But Minka cried, ' Ivar 



monster, glim and terrible. 1 lis wicked eves 




ler. It was 


gleamed fed. and his cruel teeth were long 


moment 1 remembered 1 


it I still gra 


and sharp. I saw them as he lifted his 


the knife. 




" How I struggled o 








va, free to pi, 


made him pause. He coughed it i in patient ly 


i " ''."!'' V. i, eei ■ 


know no!, b 
er my face. 


'■ It seemed to me then just for a 


then and then. Minka's 


nice well! fill 



/IAXA',1 Till: WOU-SI.AYER. 




dabbled in blood, ami Ik.hK- him the wolf ■■Will von -. . wii'h m e, I vanka, you wolf- 

on its back, kicking in death convulsions, slaver, lip hdi) keep the human wolves from 
' I thought him invudini: the dominions of the ('/ar? You 



t would have broken 



little wolf-slayer. The Xoble 1 



d his head handsome 



' mini n, ' , 



mil benign, and imposing agon 

■ s.ihlr of the high collar. 

real and good and brauliiul, I: 

.lint. Ivan." he thought. Somelhi 



itime. Noble Prince." he faltered, h 



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In Nature's 


■ Workshop. 


II.— FALSE : 


PRETENCEa 


Bv Grah 


i Allen. 


UMAN life and especially 


occur among fairly well-known Englis 




and animals. And 1 shall begin v 




familiar and unsavourv old Irien'd. tlu 


gems. We dig pitfalls for 

wilil beasts, can-lull; concealed 


Coach-horse. 

In order fully to understand his 


by grass and liranclu-s : we 




nsllspecting fish with artificial 






what the Devil's Coach-horse mend 


treacherously barbed I'cr their 


pretends to be : and that is the c 




scorpion; His mode of fighting 




known to most ol us In illu tritit 


arc terrifying to his expected 




w<\ men mask their batteries, 


a frantic death-struggle between 



Chcvaux tic /rise 




150 THE STRAND MAGA/.IXE. 

threat of a thrust is a sulhricnl deterrent : the .(nrpinn, and obtains immunity from the 
the dangerous beast just elevates its attack of enemies to a great extent by pre- 
poisonous appendage or assumes an angry tending to powers w hieh are not his in reality. 



that uplifted" stir 




.cedes of England, 
igj-beet'le te pitied 



fill is to have many imitators. Thus a number engaged in crawling along the ground, looking 
of harmless Hies dress up like wasps in black as mild as milk, and as gentle as any sucking 



nmologist himself stares at them twice arc usually most abundant, you can easily 




IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. 




it adopts happen to frighten and repel away his wings, much 

us enemies, no matter why. Now, in the hers by aid of her pincers, v. 

first place, many of our migratory bin!.- go in Coach horse makes it serve a d< 

winter to Southern Hurope and Africa For he has a couple of yellow > 



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'.distil is set free, caterpillar, frequent in gardens, 
in the face of the from head to tail with king need 



hardier beetle, arc 'still quainter in their 


Protected caterpillars like the woolly-hears 




live quite openly, exposed on the leaves and 










they actually tire off tt regular volley of 




nobody will attack them. The porcupine 




has no need to run away like the rabbit. 




Similar laeties are also adopted by many 




nasty-tasting caterpillars, in whose bodies 


effects nitric' acid. Our native taiglisli 


unpleasant juices. These caterpillars are 










of a elan is disturbed, till the other beetles 






and conspicuous ivd or \vllow bands, so as to 




adverli.se all comers ol their im dihlc qtuliti. >. 


the appcaianec of platoon firing. The 


Whenever you see such brilliantly-attired 


chief enemy of the Bombardiers is a 


grubs (like those of the Magpie Moth, so 


much larger ti.nd vcrv handsome carnivorous 












till' , ' ' ' 1 


first, they live openly and undisguisedly on 


the leaves of their food planu uuhout any 



pungent gas gels into the Calosoma's eyes 


thev are n.istv lo the taste, and there!'. 






ttnd the bombardier escapes in the midst of 








the cloud he himself has exploded. That is 
the most highly evolved mode of defence of 




lieeri lor tile good of the race. 'Their lifit 














bully and bluff others as the soft bodied 


pillar no good if tit. bin! had alwavs 




sample 11 before IVIeelma 11 1 lite broken ,1 


and squashv and defenceless: a mere peek 


alone wotlli! be eltoUah lo kill it. lie, 


from a bird's beak is enough to kill them, t'or 


almost all uneatable caterpillars have aequi, 




briglu eolouts In llallli.il selection that 


were it but «-itlt a pin prick, all the flabby 


lo say, by die lo- bright being . oiitiniiou 
devoured or killed : and bird, on their s 








have their tricks of terrifying. The}- pre 


lierbaps. even before il In inh, riled in-lii- 




that red or vellow bands and belts in en 




pillars are the outward and visible sign 


developed case-, and then pass on to a more 
complex and wily class of deceivers. 


'Vis end" group or set of caterpillar: 


To hciii n with". 1 must premise that two 


edible and tasty: it. therefore, governs it: 


sets of caterpillar lane two riil'l'ereiu u.as ol 




evading the unplea.-ant notice of birds ami 









IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. 
irs" of the misty- that skulkin- 01 • lur 



f they lived exposed o 






the edible ralerpilkn's 
the Uutertlv jimi|j as a 



protected endeavour 




or is that all. It 

a bright red or yellow ca 


lipp-IM' l)\ tl 







, to speak) who 
rt of' it's' bodv ere 

[h a sudden jerk, ar 



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!' '!,'.'. 



But why those g 

lies ? " you will ; 
Surely they must id 




,1,1 V'i .," h 

. This poli( 



stuul of iii 
The oci 

calrtpill.e 



ito smaller areas, as I'mlcssor i'millon has mere speck or spot on the lot 
le hroken masses of the leaves about him. purple patches on the haek. w 



age ami reaching the proper 
le by the time he is quite ready to 



IX XATUXE'S WORKSHOP. 




attitude, and presents its pictcndcd tare to 
the astnni-.iL/d aggressor, from a iiarnih-ss 

1h.i1Mo.lt. Touch it on ill.- other side, 
and it facts round like lightning in 
the opposite tiireetion. 1'miessor I'onllon 



grotesque and terrifying appearance. In smart most unpleasantly. It contains formic 
fact, the inflated ring resembles a hideous acid, and is strong enough to he exceedingly 



its eight hind legs a: 




I'.i.s \|..ili 
lively big 01 

itk- i-.i'.i -I pillar > head, wlu-ri: 



neiimonlly, .sonic of I hem cxtren 

• one which attacks the not, in 

larval stage is a compara- beast, but it suggest: 

The lly lays its cgiis hehind paralyzing possibilities. 



ig, though the whole 
rrifying. The perforn 



ty tlu; defensiu ■';.-. 
■*■ parasiii, Jo, 



shall "deal here is 
that of the Lobster 



withered heeeh-le; 
mimicry escapes « 










ting beasl 

fi.r ill,- 1 




^Nm 


"'ti".s 


..-.' .".II. 


i 


ptuhahli 




';;;;:":,:'; 



up 111- -hurl I'rnill 1,-Ii- HI .1 I". 1 ::. alliui-l, 

so a- 10 -11-1-I .1 pair "I Inulilliil p.pin: 
,.,w-: 111,- four Inn- U-i", l,,h„i,l ll,,--,- !,- 

Willi ran,- ill tlu- ilio-l al.iniiili- pailloiniilli 



AV NATURE'S WORKSHOP. 



iiii.nl I mi .i!ti m:\ <>< < -ujiii il ' hn :. 

probably "li'' 1 " ■ 












I spiders, Deceptions 



X-. an* i-vi -nl\ dMvibuu-l. s<. 

i. body in a nui.uli ■ in le or 

Tin; i;r;i>s spider. hmw\< 



ml that not infro<|in-ntly. "What? I 1 

owers ? How can ihey do it ? Surely 
, impossible ! " liy no means. I 
atched plant life pretty closely for a 



back pair behind, in 




bide real tl\ traps w 




humbug. tends to Ik purveying a specially tinc<|uai 



aged in this disgraceful 
lingered organ, which is in 




hard, glassy knob 


S^oT'pradtcing 



IN NATURE' S WORKSHOP. 



■Z,^Z. 


hJrous fashion. 


M,l 11 > , 


.,!." ( a:"'ii' ,l ;t' i : ll : l l l : i :i:; ,n l 






M 


■■1 di.A-nsul l»hn-l...llK- Hi.-. 


















'' " 




,,l , In, 


in the same dry Smith Al 




, capture and 








:ts. For this 






•y luisl til 




plants and 





animals, and stomachs to digest [hem. native woods set' the leaves shrink hack and 

Another and still odder ease ol deceptive curl up when touched, and are afraid lo eat 

ness in ])lants is shown by a curious a tree that lias so evidently a spirit in it. 

Hyd.ioras and Stapelias. These (jiieer ranean, again, alarms goats and cattle by 

and malodorous herbs have very large ;md discharging ils ripe hulls explosively in their 

rather handsome hut fleshy blossoms, an faces the moment the stem is touched. In 

inch or two across, dappled and spoiled this case the primarv object is no doubt the 

just like decaying meal. They live in the dispersal ol" the seeds, which squirt out 

animals killed and it) part devoured by lions because the fruits also contain a pungent 

and other beasts of prey. So the flowed juice, which discharges itself at the same 

are a lurid red in colour, with livid livery have received ;i volley of this irritating liquid 

patches, and they have a strong and un more than once in my own face (in the 

pleasant smell of decaying animal matter. pursuit of science) 1 can testify personally on 

out the real object of the plant by fertilizing Cucumber in first frightening you, and 

the blossoms. But. ol" course, the whole then injecting acrid juice into your eyes, 



From Behind the Speakei 




IE SEARCH FOE 


time, and the Lord Great Chambe 


XV R.UVKI.J." 


relying upon the discretion, presenc 


■; proceedings 


usually 'leaves it to him. Oddly en 
the House of Commons is not offi 






;;;;";.; „',;';, ,■;;:]; 


the safety of the Lords and' Conn 










II he full) r, 


Queen that the Lord Great Chambe 


"'""- i"!" 1 


takes the business in hand. _ 



There is a pro- To this day if 

ceeding prclinii din-rdy runnminir.-ue<i in i icr .\iajcsty. l 

nary to the to a period dadng back less than fifty year: 

Speaker's taking ;i< soon as t lie search was over, the Lord Grer 

the Chair which. Chamberlain dispairhed a messenger o 

from its history horseback to the Snveivi-n, informing hu 









o Ur-lmin 



l.-lcgrapi, 



:;::::-;: 



nl'r r.~])rr: ;l ||\ 



rers, handy in case of a fi 
jr of the London Distr: 



of the Lord Grea 
ri'age. When a pee 



'muUorkine's of the b'l 
the Chief Inspector of 



FROM BEHIND THE SPEAKER'S CHAIR. 

contingent. This is made up of some see the taliow dips 




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provided with office, Mr. Courtney's 
is were ignored, and Sir John Lubbock's 



Mr. Cibson ll.rales 
luoijr U'vndham- 
vedly provided r ~ 



ili-T. ih.nmht l: 1 nioimii 

- '- be Uncle. Secret:.- 




BEHIND THE SPEAKER'S CHAIR. 




hii'im expeditions i„ Greenwic 

Yerburgh, moved by appioh. n-ion that llir tin return journev. uni.lh.-i guest, a distin- 

interests of the British Empire in the Far juiJihI I r. arhnuii. supping aboard as lie 

East were at stake, instituted a series of thought, fell into the gut-ling river, and was 

weeklv dinner-, ai the lunio, Carlton, where fished Oul with a boal hook. Yet Mr. Potter, 

matters were talked over. The dinners President of the ( 'luh. .largely responsible for 

vets th. I.,hion n la I p' ! I , liits.ut unobttusne 

time of Mr. Gladstone's trouble over the M.itl, manner. The House cherishes 



TUE STR.LXD 




FROM BEHIND THE SPEAKER'S 



ii.. mis almost hurtling. Mr. ( Hailstone ih'ee'rih rcinai 

ii-i| I i il II I II . lii win this 1111 

' anced lii'Vnml valion had such re rkaUe 



e of the young dandy. His 'fare Mr. J. J. Colma 



w more rrrnlk'i dons <-f M 
Glads:..:!. u:„l-t <>.\ in halms- 
I remember meeting him al 
well -known house during th 
campaign of 1SS5. He came i 



he were writing h.crngo ;.!i- ( )ci annually, at luncheon-time. ,: 

he cuiphasi/e.l .. point -n -agl.th bowing to Mr. GkuUonc look ti|i this 

fori;:. i»-c.ision..lb. a- '.-v.i.n aeanl as ]-.i- U.-i- Randna,!, Churchill's rando 

up. The House ro.ccd una laugh:. a when linaliv. In- dicw from the h 

Mr. l-'inch-Hallon, pomnm. -till lii:-,c,-.:ps eonlcs-ion thai In- had been 11 

at Mr. Gladstone smiling 'on tin- Treasury so far lion, recommending p.. 



palla! values passed before him. Tills when liny pleas 
reminiscence of a scene from "Hicham III." please." 



culture' and. as^a's shown in hi, la:. 1 ion 


memorials, rhn-liv 'belonging to die S 


nection with agriculture, ol indomitable 






of rare books. Mr. Gladstone picket 


extravagancies, have made a career in the 




Commons. ( 'alicd thence by early doom he 




went to the Lords, and was promptly and 


















Reform Bill. ' Over his shoulders hun 




inadequate cape, of rough hairy cloth, 








was a white soft felt hat. The back 




as he trudged off at four-mile-an hour 




was irresistible. 


speech. A quiet, kindle, shrewd man of 


Mrs. Gladstone watched over him 1 






others fought and talked. He came too late 




to the House to be ever thoroughly at one 




with it, and took a:i early oppottunit) ol 


out of a draught. Th.— mil. alt.n::..m 



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In the Session of 1890, Mr. nientan • Kleelions, and the strange processes 
DN (iladslone wiled a house in by which in the good old .lays they were 
} . St. James s Srjti.ire, a big. roomy, ;ici tun; i.:^:i-. i:. I he poll at l:\rrpool was kept 

I. was King. On the pillars of was for \otei- to be -hut up in pens ten at a 
1 brought master 







pen by the polling- 
I . all ..pp.-. ranees the Conscrva- 



■"• J eighty-lirsl year, recalled, a 

le was eighteen nionths old. Prowling lipped, web mug> handy, was rolled up 

letllv flashed unon Inm eonsnousness of hung heal v on '.he hands of the expectant 

towered voters. They naluiaily regarded this as a 



This was his earliest iceollertior 
clear consciousness of exister 
memory of Canning when he- 
Liverpool in 1812 was perfec 
indeed, he was then nearly three 



bought. After a while, 1 

drew till the pen was emp 



^7 • ^ 




THE STHAXD 



"Oh! bother yer elephants and ver intensely anxious look on his face. "I've 

;i-rafTes," interrupted Dick, with impatience : warned ye. Don't ye come a holleriir an' a 

slightly stimulated. " Poof! Von keep hack if ye'r fright'ned. 

"Yes, a live one. I seed it shaken out of Let mo alone. I'll soon yank 'm inter day- 

low'with excitement. "Thou 1 s'pose they're pulled with all his might. 

"A haduci-lighl !' Who'ie vc ecllin' at ? " kettle erne clinketv clink-clank on to the 

vtortcd Dick, ironically. ' cobblestones: and Dick just lay down on 

" Why, ther'U be a badger light with dogs. the ground, fairly doubled "up with laughing. 

Jadger, when his dander's liiirlv ri/. em light convulsions of glee."" look out. That badger 

ike a whole sackful of wild cats? lis rare 11 bite ve through ver leggin's." 

iport, badgcr-baitin', lean tell ye. an' jest the I'm a minute fiilly was speechless. He 

■eal thing to fry the .stuff young dogs is made felt so sick and faint hcatlcd that ordinary 

>f." common place language would have been an 

[rowing excited at the vista of uncxpecteil heal last managed to gasp, as he glanced 

ll badgers," replied his spluttering friend. 

. appealed lo I till v's sen.se of humour. So the 

Hushed, mgn luck passed In iiiipcrccpliMe 
degrees into a sickly smile, and the smile at 



Dick described the badger's points'. ' ' the street." 

" I should jest say. Wouldn't like m try pushed the keltic into the kennel out of 

'em in my leg." sight. The boys stood together, just as 

"See vou've got 'in in the old dog kennel." smug and quid as if they were setting out 

remarked Hilly as they came in sight of the for Sunday-school. 
stable yard. " Hilly." said Dick, wishful to put matters 

"It's a strong chain dial, you know." right now thai the victim of his joke had 

boarhound that died. eouMn'l break u." " 1 didn't tell a lie. There's a live badger in 



■Air/xo A nAPCI-R. 



:uised tin.- personal humiliation of a minute in- remarked, as !n- stepped into the stable 

ir () to he forgotten. There was no need, yard. 

or lime, lor explanations. " 1 )o badgers bite ?" asked Dick, evading 

agerly. "Let's meet 'm at '' 




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:ural history, to hav< 

m going to look at 



Tin- Ik.v> did not hear nor exactly until 
stand, every word spoken : but die I, 



A\\ -idK :'■ screamed Hilly, in frantic " 1 guess 1 can. " n-s|K>n«Uil I >i< k. darting 

sion. '-Jam the LctlV i,ii k mh> ihe'ken'i": I. lac mini'ii, I;, was ha. k wilh an old corn'bag! 

Dirk. I)nii"t say ;i wtml, Mr. Ilnmn : please The parson was in the ad of turning up his 

don't. Leave him to us." roat-sleeves,and was still discoursing learnedly 

the wall. Soon die parson was at the gate. family. The schoolmaster was listening 

"(iuod eunine,. Mr. Urnwii." hi- < ailed aimninelv. -peaking :mi , ,n, \w.id: \v.- 

OUt. ai.iliuuc was a uelclciiti.u one. 01 .1 -inilv one, 

" Oood evening," mumbled I he teacher, according lo I lie observer's point of view. 

hardly daring to look up from the roses. "That will do first class, my boy,'' said the 

clergyman, observing die unwonted position '■ \ow, you t wo lads, pull die chain gently, 

of the kennel, and also noti<ingthe Hurried and I'll get this round the badger as he 

look on the boys' faces. '-What have we emerges tiom the kennel. We must look 

yard. teeth ; because the badger, being a burrowing 

" Please, sir," began I )ick, a dig in the ribs animal, is armed with long sharp claws, which 

from Hilly having warned him that it was his he also adapls to purposes of self-defence, 

turn to open fire. "(iriz/Jv Jim's brought using them with great courage and effect 

father a real live badger.'' ' " when attacked. Slowly now, boys; cautious 

■' And schoolmaster don't seem lo be able I have him all safe ! '' 

to tell whether it's a mountain badger or a And the parson, as a heap of accumulating 

prairie badger," added Dick, with a grin. straw began to appear at the mouth of the 

adroitly bringing the third confederate into kennel, pushed in the sack, and wrapped it 

the field of action. tightly round the black object bevond. 

"Didn't you examine the teeth, Mr. "Pull now again, boys; gently. That's 

lirown ?" asked the parson. "The colour right. Now he's out." 

of the fur is no real test, you know-." Then the parson paused, and looked a bit 

replied the teacher, with a somewhat ghastly injured, surely. He doesn't show much 

smile. He had not bargained for being any fight." Saving these words, he proceeded to 

parson's discomfiture, but here he was now, "Whoa! now; steady. Xo snapping, you 



Dirk and [Silly were by this time hiding tin- nv.'i m.n left l] 
iniu'ih, ■:'-'., ninths. The schoolmaster looked di-,i,,,l. ,'n,,"l 



'''•■what is the isfe f -- - -iT --- 



.ilMUl.l,-,.. , 

laughter. ' 




"No," said the teacher, "you can't call "The whippe'i'-snappers^"' said the burly 

them that. The boys haven't spola-n a wind host, hardly knowing at first whether to 

that's untrue, because the badger. I believe, condole with the dignitaries of church and 

is actually in the .stable over there. In school or to indulge "the merriment that was 

taking it for granted that the beast was in bubbling up within him. 

this kennel, we rushed to conclusions. ;md " I ioys will Ik- boys," remarked the parson, 

have had to pay the penalty." condescendingly. 

The mortified expression on the parson's "And the trick was cleverly done," added 

I'.i'v luriiiii,- M.iurwhat softened. Mega/rd Hi.- >< I lot ,] i ] i, is; . ■['. appreciatively, lie was 



u,,,l 1, th 



atllicoldii, 



ng hauled the pal 
talking pillory alongside of him to f 

added, in this dull place." replied lb 
despair, allowing the broad smile hit 



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" Blame my skin '." Ik: exclaimed, " if it sight of Uri/zly Jim crossing the street i'r< 

ain't the foxiest thing in the snarin' line I've the grocery stoic with a big box on 

struck ior a long lime. But I ncknn. ho-,-. shoulder-. 

I'll Like a hand now in this ere game. " I guess, dad, here's Jim a-comin' to ta 

You fix up an excuse to git the youngsters that badger awav," remarked the buy. indi< 

out df the yard lor ten minutes, and I ing h\ means ot the hail eaten apple in 

reckon I'll make em skin their eve-, with hand the lanky figure ol the trapper, 
'ma/.ernent next lime they yank out that " Most Iikelv," answered his father, will: 

badger." merry twinkle in his eye. 

stable yard. He found the t«» I my* in close lit up itistanth with all the keen cxcilenn 

inside, so that the trap w;is clearly baited for Jim," be whimpered eagerly to his comrade 

lIvr.iAl \\'\::\ t!l,;t niiuhl char.ee toe., me mischief 

around. As for Jim, he seemed lo play right i, 

"llaJoa, li: \' criec, t:ic hut, 1 keeper, tiie y r.Mig iase;i'.., :i.u:c.s. U>: the In-: ret:;, 

apparently unobservant of the fact that the he made was this: " The schoolmaster I 

kennel was not in its usual place, and quite jest bin savin', boys, that you've got i 

ignorant of the game th.it «;t> being played : badger in that 'ere dog-kennel." 
'•r.m you help I »ick eat some apples?'' " Wal, and what if we have?" asked Bil 



.-rkily, by way of reply. ICvery u 



of an hour the boys' game was (hanged 
badgers were nut and apples were in. 

Meanwhile ( hiz/K Jim was lining nu time. 
When he saw the coa'st clear, he walked up 



buldK. 

"Oh! n 









•AIVJXG A BADGER. 



f help \v hold ilu: critter," added the Then llu-iv lollowt-d, . 

'• He^ be blowed,"' cried Hilly. '" I reckon snarling 1 I >ick '"rolled <> 

.■ don't need no help to manage this 'ere and badger were mixed 

' ' he hoys laughed in heap. 




is badgers an- kind o' more sawn 

■ lads were stooping read}' to grab at l rapper, w it h dry sarcasm. 

it> appearance. both were chuckling pas-.on were skeered," laughed the hoh 
lee. And the best of the joke was thai keeper, who had enjoyed the whole seer 
.' Jim had brought the whole thing from a little distance. 




<V 'ill. 



page a cryptograph. 



/ COMMO.\ CKYS/:i/.. 





in California i> largely' associated with t 


from numerous spring in the neighbouring 


name ofriummeriirniluis. who in 1S04. in t 








ihclirst LiriiiiiiKM!lrni]]l to produce a Cum rl, 


i ofn. to join, in thickness. ;m< 1 thus t'ortuin- 




;i sul»slanti;i] crust. The temperature ranges 




from 120 10 150 (L-nrs. and all tlu laboui 




is performed h\ Coahuilla Indians, who work 


the next page. Situated as the district 1-. eh 




In the bay, the industry is dependent [0 a c 


to mind the enervating heat. In fact, these 


lain extent upon the tides. The early spri 




l-sscs the eyes of those the bay ; but the tides of June and 

and compels the use of rising as tluv do to a height of nit, ■> 

xl glasses. One of these Indians may 1)11 the marshes with a water fairly 

:n sitting on the steam-plough shown The salt-makers have prepared for this i 

is page. He is one of a tribe of of water by making reservoirs in large 

ind well -developed men peaceable, bottomed ' 



';?;,' 



i them of weeds and grass. T 

depth of from 15111. to 1 Sin., and the gal 

Like a large taniiiy. descending m s: 

evaporating ponds of a salt works ;ippe. 
The large reservoir, being the father of tl 






.follies, on portable rails, the cargo being these ponds until .1 density of ion degrees 
illy dumped on the large train or else obtained. The surface of the liquid is no 
ried direct to the manufactory. doited by small patches of white whit 



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A Peep info " Punch." 




L'lliU-d Sl;,l>.» IIS luo l.llU- jiU'k.lS i.l juvii 

■ ■' Mi. Ml /' II 

U.u'lik. -dim iM.iih.i' .ilu.iii. I .m v„ 



lip' 11 ' '4 










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No. 6 is by Richard I loyle : 

il «.,.. pni.li-ru-il in iSjo, 

and at the close of that 
year Doyle left Punch 
owing to PmuHs vigorous 

.mark on '■ I'open ' liu- 
Poprrv sc.nv — * »l hold nt 



\',l!, ,„;:!■, I) 





nuked llu rarrvli^nii by I.onl 
ol' the SVSliTII ,-sl;ll,li>!l,ll !>\ 

' n 1846 for th— ■-- 



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S,r John Ten- 
It represents Lord 




^^ 


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im; Cardinal Wise- 
man as Goliath, 

ot a host of Roman 


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s fep 


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Mr. Spielmann, in 


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c, J 






Punch," of the cir- 
join Punch, and 


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phnlogniphv. ivlii. li Mr. !!railK\ (Mil tor ik-spili- tin- i-ll'orts of ll 
r 1853. We road just .low of John Bright, ' 
•' imk-bk-d to a Pope No. -- 




' PEEP IMTO 




HpcriaMv -mid. 


'Flu: voutll [on 






uV^CZ"""' 1 l' 'ndl 






tough who ask. 




to buv u good i 






nolir, though. 


1 ll,' VoulhlYalk 




does 1,1,1k whi'l, 


i liongarpcslurs 






behind on,-, Iin 


here the fright- 










Leech has by s 






sol his ponril. 


The " Reduce 




too is ,-xiictly good --bin lit 



if 






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Miss Cayicys sldvcntitres. 

XII.— THE ADVEXTURF OF THE UN PROFESSION" A I 



piciously. "No, miss," not exactly p< 
o, ma'am. Her lady- phraseology. 



Park Lane North. You know the 



.is Old Lady nodd 



" Yes, L know it," I replied, with ;i gasp : dearly loved a row alxr 

already have taken possession whv. vou will against her that was joy such as Lady 

see hereafter; and it reliexed nu: to learn Crniyn,! had seldom before experienced, 

that LadyOcoi-ma was -.nil al hand to -uard " \ cs. dear, she hurst out volubly, "I'm ill 

at the house, praelicallv, sinee hei brother's l Iv.w won't oust me without a legal process, 

death. I drove round with all speed, and I've been he-re, ol'i and on, you know, ever 

flung myself into my dear old lady's arms. since' pool deai Manny died, looking after 




los THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 

down here this morning, fatuously blustering, " I know you will, dear," I assented, kissing 

and trying to earrv (he posl hv' storm, with her, -and so I shall venture to leave you, 

a couple ..f policemen." while I go out to institute another little 

"Policemen:" I cried. "To turn you inquiry." 

" Yes, my dear, policemen : hut (the Lord I shook my 'Lad. " It's only a surmise," 

areteg ! Fo to'ftufilyrti Md 1 won" late 'r^hSdtfme to think , nfel* been 

"lie is," I answered. ' "I'll shoot him fust. 'Tlcar." And I believe 

"Yes, he wouldn'l be in such a rampaging she meant it. 

hurry to gel in being as la/y as he's cmp(y I drove tin in (he s.t cab (o Harold's 

headed- lakes alter (en .a Inline in lliat 'if solicitor. [here I laid my fresh doubts at 

reason I 1 », m 'ts in ,,, , III , , i .,„,',„' •• M dear madam, vmi've 1 it ; 1 never 

thing or othetthat's Harold's. But hesha'n'l did like thai will. I never did like the 

dour woman' t'o ,','ckon with. '" 1 1 he mines. liu'i „h; ttl'd I r", ■ Mr.' Tillinglnn" pr'o' 










MISS CAYLEY'S ADVENTURES. 



;fore the eyes of the authorities. I looked "Still," Mr. Haws objected, "we have 

it long with the naked eye ami also wiili a nothing hut your word. I'm afraid, in .such 

nail pocket lens. The paper, as I had a ease, we could never induce a jury to 

rted before, was the same kind of I'ooUeap accept your unsupported evidence." 

. that which I had been in the habit of "I don't want them to accept it," I 

.ing at my office in Florence : and the type- answered. " I am looking this up for my 

HurV.lu-il.m "Mr. I Lve>. ' Umi.'mmb. up for Mr.' -UunM. Iu,t look at that .v. 

e document I type-wrote at Florence." had the upper right i>a:ni stroke of the small 

fferent machine? Some small peculiarity perfect. I remember it well, because I 

the shape of the letters?" used always to improve all my lower- 

" No, the rogue who typed this will was ease ,v's with a pen when I re-read and 

If to be foiled by such a scholar's mate. It is a most diabo . al conspiracy. Instead 

rt of machine precisely as my own. I they have substituted a forgery for the real 

tow the type perfectly. But- — -" I will, and then nvn.ued to make my poor 

sitated ' Harold prove it." 



tin. There is 


stroied 111,- real one. ill,- ori.Jnal. "' Mr. Hale, 


is there is in 




" <"•'' *" 


" I don't think so," I answered, after a 


. li.llil- is 




■rs. If 1 had 


know of Mr. Ash,,,-;. 1 don't believe it is 








le-.-.ll anvwheru. lie >u, a seeretive man. 




lond' of 'niv^teries and im Mill, alio,,,. He- 


Individuality 


would be sure to eon, ,-al It llesides, I.ady 


•"' --eeii,ine.K 








■-..lll-l i'. tile 


died." 




"Hut." Mr. Hal,, „b|e, I, d. -lb- l.aeer 



typewriting; ,' a.nd r stand nexl one another yon say tin- term- oi the two are idi ntieal . 

on the keyboard of the machine, and the only the signature- are forgeries. And if he 

person who typed this draft sometimes strikes saw and copied r. why might he not also 

that. The letters I tend to confuse are ,v and \ light Hashed across me all at once. 

w, or else f and r, which also come very "The forger did see the original." I encd. 

thi- will. V'niuk no e'roj-s l „ U ..ll^l'"!...,!- ,,\Mh ! \\ hen' ' i ' had f.;, idled l^pin^ the 

such very great pains about it." copy at Florence from my first rough draft, 

"And this person did make errors ? which I had tak.n down <>n the maelmie 



ing when Higginson ealle, 



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back to .Mr. Ashurst. He in his plans : but who would marry such a 

umcnt for this very purpose. another clue came home to me. "-Mr. 

-. he had been kit by him who forecd this will, never saw tile re.il 
ng out to him and finding 








a mere trifle to Iligeinson. win, p],:v, lor hail i.eiiei : ;ii back to 1.... ■ i ,■ . ■ 




lousands. So he nuisl have offered to one minute's delay, and. while she still 




rrangc matters for Lord Soulhminslcr if the house, institute a thorough search 1 








ood that sum and a great deal more again inlo our cab and started. As we 




) him. That odious little cad told back. Mr. Hayes asked me where I th 


ought 










rem. He thought then I would marry him, desk. 1 answered, by a flash of in 


-unci. 



J//SS CAYLEY'S ADVE.YTURES. 



gem-ml knowledge ol Mr. Ashursfs r-luini*-: 
He loved secret drawers, ciphers, cry] 



found the forged document/' the lawyer disrespect to your grey 1 

objected. shall be obliged i<> cull 

valet, had it in readiness in his possession." 1 interposing between thi 

obvious and unconcealed place he could for a carpenter to brea 

master's body. I remember now Lord South- "A carpentah ? " he c 

minster gave himself away to some estenl in degrees whiter than his 

really clever enough, f 



—and with Higgfnson 


to back him— to 


reason to belie, 


mix himself up in such 








j had had a tele- 








of White, whon 


progress; and he rece 




accomplice in th 


night Mr. Ashurst died, , 


,1 Moozulicrnueaar. 


II _,p,l i, 


Depend upon it, White 


was more or less 








«."...' "'" You do 


will when they started for 




Manny's desk: 


as Mr. Ashurst died W 


rite hid it where 




Harold was bound to fine 




"We shall » 


"If so," Mr. Hayes 


answered, "that's 


broken it open,- 



the better. There is safely strong. Now, your help, Mr. Hayes one, 

/threatened with a criminal Lord Southminster rushed up and tried to 

'heir confederacy breaks down ptv\ent us. Hut Lady Georgina, seizing 

■l himself liv betr.ivint; the hi i dear skinnv old hands. He writhed and 

situ-ded, all in vain : he could not escape 

was the soul of this plot," I I ■ - "I've often spanked you, Bertie," she 

Of that you may be sure. cried, ''and if volt attempt to interfere. I'll 



and I ualk,, I in. U r loun.l"l aeh Gcor'uina will. Instinct tauc.ht mo somehow that tin- 

face to (are with Lord Southminster. The central drawer on the left hand -ale was the 

" Look hcah." the pea-green young man about inside it. ['rcscntly. I saw a slip- 
was observing, in his drawling voire asm- panel, which I tourhed with one finger. The 



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contents baffled mc : '" Mv adili 
." Mr. Haves said, examin Bristol, Paris; name as usual. 

baronet : he's dead, poor can't afford to wait. Xo shillysll 



pu/A'd bv t 



I .' dn't i 

'Tbo'n iTn 



MISS CAYI.EY'S ADVF.XTURF.S. 



nnnirdiak-lv. I hVpnsnii lui 
thought it likdy Kurd Soi 



at had happened. 

. and tuld him he meant and suspeetiiK' niisc 
' ' ' >use trouble. He had tl 



that \\c know all, they will he e; 
* upon one another." 

- We wish to speak to him." 



at once to Lady to see me, : 




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1 I sternl) "If you do, it may it." 

be worse for you. This case has assumed I nourished ii before him, and pointed 

quite another 'aspect. ll is >( ,u and voiir with one hand to the broken desk, which he 

the truth : it is^your one . hamv. I warn you. " We have found the will, ourselves. Thanks 

Lie to me, and instead of calling you as a to Lady (.eorgina. it is safe till this minute." 

witness for our case, 1 shall include you in "Ami to inc." he put in, cringing, and 

the indictment." trying, after his kind, to curry favour with 

While looked down uneasily a: hi- >hoes. the winners at the last moment. "lis all 

and cowered. "Oh, sir, I don't understand my doing, my lady! I wouldn't destroy it. 

you." His lordship offered me a hundred pounds 

"Yes, you do. You understand me, and more to break open the back of the desk at 

you know I mean it. Wriggling is useless: night, while your ladyship was asleep, and 

Higginson and Lord Southnunster lorged a done. It wasn't good enough while your 

will between them " ladyship was here in possession. Besides, 1 

"Oh, sir, n.t Lord Southminster '. His wanted the right will preserved, for I thought 

lordship. I'm are " things might turn up so; and I wouldn't 

Mr. Hayes's keen eye had noted the subtle stand by and sec a gentleman like Mr. Til- 
shade of distinction and admission, lint lie lington. as has always behaved well tome, 
said nothing openly. "Well, dim, Higgin deprived of Ins inheritance." 
son forged, and Lord Southminster acivpied. '-Which is why you conspired with Lord 
a false will, which purported to be Mr. SouthiniiiMer to job him of it, and to send 

1 II 1 I I i t I n I | 1 < ilmh 

t 111 1 11 White looked about him helple 1) He 

or somebody else with your consent and con missed his headpiece, the instigator of the 

nivance, slipped it into the escritoire: and plot. "Well, il was like this, my lady," he 

you afterwards showed Mr. Tillington the began, turning to Lady Oeorgina, and 

leading him to belter Tt \ws' M^llhuw W 1 1 — " he twirled his 





null Ihislroubl,, 








plausible' 


Do 


lurbehall oVw!!l 


Ladv (lenrgina swooped. " Norign 
she said, sharply. " Do you confess 


1 for 


a policeman to 










" Oh, sir," dnw- 




mi.!' 




out'ot' '.M , r!''?\sliurst-sT'i','iiy' 1 ''l put "it 




" Hesslegrave. 


He began to whimper. "I'm a p< 



Mr. Hayes was pi 

ough in Mr. Ashurst's time I 



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where they could gain no credit. .Did illicit punishment designed lor h 

possibly involve themselves in a charge of "You must go down t 

benevolent grin, and looked about hint ( leorgina went on alter a p 

pleasantly. The brandies and soda bad she was able. " I prefer, 

" Well ? " Lad)- Gcorgina murmured. only save- Harold's. Yo 

"Well, 1 think I'll leave now. Georgey. to do that; and then, yr 
You've trumped m] 
trick of White to \ 
I don't like the tin 

Seems to me, the only way 1 have lclt to He stroked the invisible moustache more- 
get out of it is— to turn (Queen's evidence." nervously than before. That penalty came 

against the door. " Bertie,'' she cried. •• nil. evah ? Newmarket Ascot- the club the 

you don't not till we've got what we want music-halls!" 

out of you!" Oi loil.l n > .. ini,n in nl 

on,e m,. into\n nub , lie sm 1 ' ' \ u \\ il it c n o, te n I v u 

were always a rough 'un, Georgey. Your He glanced about him feebly. I could 

now? We'veeach played our cuds, and vou '-Well. I'll go." be said at last, sobering 

needn't cut up rusty over it cspceiallv when down: "and vour ....lioituw ■-,,,, not lound 

you're winning ! Hang it all. 1 wish I had with me. I'll do all that you wish, though 1 

Higginson lieah to tackle you ! " call it most unfriendly. Hang it l" '-— 

" If you go to see die Treasury people, or ycahs would be so beastly unplea: 



the Solicitor Geneial. or, he 1'ubli, Prosec: 




or whoever else- it may be." I.adv Gcorgina 




said, .stoutly. - Mr. Haves must go with you. 


arranged to accept Lord Southminster and 


We've trumped your ace. as yon say. and we 






the actual forger. We also telegraphed to 




1'aris to have Higginson arrested, Lord 






'11 1 1 uc\ I he whole 


with the utmost cheerfulness d 1 


,j„ : , .... , 




ready to save himself by betraying his 






'""linn ',', ™1," ""h! w.ped his fore- 


(Lord Soutbminslei , onsoling himself with a 




head. "Oh, 'l say. How doo-,,,1 uneo,,, 


Harold's ease, which was to be taken, by 



anything by tin- 
to have lived 

down on his lucK. It would tie- contounded lsstied lor the arrest ol Higginson, tile aetua 

cruel to send me to fourteen veahs at Port- forger. I le bad drawn up the false will ant: 

land." signed it with Mr. Ashurst's name, aftei 

"You vvould have sent my husband to it," which he had presented it for Lord South 

"What? \ ou too. Miss Cavlcv? I mean man told his 1 lb wilbeiuiin b niLii, , 

Mrs. Tillington. I lon't look at me like that. "Bertie's a simple Simon." Lady Georgino 



J//.V.V CAY/.EYS M)\l:\HRi:S. 













aged to gel hold o 




Portland; Harold a 


! If you hadn't, d 


J, boy, 


swwU'St plaiv in (11( 


„d yourself in Oiuva 


Mi.,-1 ' 


Southniinstcr, hlissfi 












i. gards linn, : -1 


•rong man aftari all, 


, I lold 


" '"'i* " '" S " M \\ -\ 



; town in the trf.f. 







nil-: siR.i.xn maca; 




called the Maison 



i waiter is stationed at each dining stage, kicked about iis bushels of bursting buns wt 
-llld the wines and conked foods are hauied wondered how " niarron glace '' could be St 
l[> to him from the ground by means of a expensive in Paris. '1 he next photograph 

nil lie seen in inosl ol die photo- 


iml. have ended in a decided (lis. 
u-ecipilous Mairway. 
ill II 


La 




have caught him' on the stairway 
n the photograph above. Hut 1 was 

get a good view of the nest' in the 
ree-top where we were to breakfast. 

n ;.-■ ,„;;,'',',';- u,; 11 ;, ',",;; 

;ave a view over the tops of the 

nviiv valley beyond. 




P 


.holograph the 'trees. Just across 
he road we found one which claims 

xobinson. As will Ik: seen in the 
^holograph, it has three dining stages 


wr 


■ 






!«,- :m,l n«, 










-.i-i.K-r th 




1'hev 
















t:d:l 




















s. ...fllv, a 


id tin- 
















.,.!...,• 




■ lurmnii .. 




before 



-.1 dint il lookc 





BY ARTHUR H0RR1S0N 



arah. Though how i am to rather well : ahout as much, I .should judge, 

et out of it I don't quite see. as a fairb health) nnuv. She had a great 

At any rate, I will never idea of hei importance in the family —in fad, 

rivate detective ; though that indeed a way <>\ directing the movements of 



Now I am .still Clem 



Monona Prescott. make an exceedingly good marriage: there 
.impson (although was even a suggestion of a title for Honoria, 
even that), but my though what title, and how it was to he 



impson, long, alas !), w 



She is a very positive old ladv, and she 
measures. I should judge, about live feet 
round the waist. She is constantly attended 
by a doctor, and from time to time, in her 



AUNT SARAH'S BROOCH. 207 

idea that it was initials appeared <>n die frame of the brooch 
in the floor of her behind " I.' on one side and "S." on the 
i the whole, perhaps, the 

:r saw anything else like it 



times beyond jewels, ai 




my knowledge, to greet her In 

of fa.!, they' were not vasdv 
probably ihev were worth mi 



llopeir>:,]\ 

and chains mug 

the shopkeeper 



far as that. They were nothim 

heap of ehnnsv old brooches, ear-rings, "Antique, r 

u k urn , . tw x . 1 < , 

giK-l ring- belo:i^;ng to departed mem hideous broo 

■ ■ "■ . ..:,,. tig diem scarcely b\ hall a erov 

amond- at all, hi iae-, ; hut the garnets then it vanis 

dim»s of Ming a Kit they kicked in boughl il ; h 



ig m, ..,!,. 



1 learnt afterward ll 



sr/i.-iND m,\<:a/.i.\k. 




AUNT SARAH'S BROOCH. 



peeled from tin- Constable of .he footprint liu: .he weather was fine an! 
suddenly learned that the Crown dry, and the clean, hard pavement was with 



The police are always such fools. called. \o respectable novelist would 
— you I can depend upon, Bring depend on I, ,o: grants alone, nowadays. 'I hen 




thoughtfully d< 

,,'.11 



ment outside Aunt 
Sarah's gate, and I trie. 
the detectives I had rt 



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t idea (which came hopeful of his success, although h< 



All my experience of 



the case might have been s( 



couldn't object 



something, and thai ii would 



Tu^nt 



warned «v,v .Ik: .i^vls or, as a minimum, 
the bronrh will, l-m-l, Jos.ph's hair in i,. 

She would lie glad il I would report pmgiv-s 
to her during my search, but whether 1 did 






iscovering anything. Their theory, it brooch at once. 

.'cretcd himself about the garden, entered Sarah. I must do something. She had 

i-rival, made his way to the bedroom trinkets, or al least the brooch, and if I failed 

:aircases -and then made off with the ease : was a fellow called finch, secretary to the 

lien she discovered her loss. The police very friendly with her of late, and although I 

ioke imperiously ulirnii -a chie." bui had no e-sji, rial grudge again-; i!ie K^uum.iuy 

ould In- unprofessional. ing Aunt Sarah's fortune go to provide them 



't happen to And or 






r my time a tale, perhaps i 



al way. Was the front door open ? satisfy such a terrible old lady? I must 



was— probably 
n brought in : so 



very well, although I could see that 
i'u.i. dai'gei /i Y<k"ot 1 n b u u[ 



UHT SARAH'S BROOCH, 




of an en lj; raver. And Aunt Sarah would to pay extra if the work could In- dune at 
never for a moniciil suppose lh.il there could mice, and under my inspection. The engraver 

most precious "jewel. 7 ' The longer I was quite ready lo earn his money, and in a 



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from the original. They were a bit too bright pour forth shrill abuse or vulgar derision. My- 
th, point of my thumb. properly persevered hair. 

with, took off all the raw edges and the new- I temporized. I said I would have some- 

ness of appearanee, ami a trifle of greasy blaek thing to eat. She asked what. I said I 

oi hideous tons, 
the initials apparently fifty years' old at cold beef-like eats meat. This is a sort of 

was one of veiled triumph. I was on the yellow p„-klcs. I hnil often wondered as "l 
track of the jewels at last, 1 said or at any passed what gave that eating-house its tin- 
rate, of the brooch. I might have to sacrifice plea-smt smell, am] now I knew it was the 

that. Indeed, I was pretty sure Mint 1 could I cut the offensive stuff into Small pieces, 

might possibly be consid 



gan to think the Esquimaux stool 



e she seemed to be washing plat 



I wanted. I rapped on 
~The'red'hairei ' 



apron — big hands, 



She was a thickset sort of girl, with very red you've no objection, to have— I should like 

arms and a snub nose, and I felt •'. ■■ .'■ i -i >'•',. 

how she would take the request. Perhaps It was useless. 1 couldn't say "a lock 

she would laugh, and dab me in the lace of your hair.'' 1 stammered, and the girl 

in the face with a wet lettuce by n red-haired in ;i \u>t. thick nine, lily a gallipot with a 
Jl - It ought to have been vcrv strong 



anybody else with hair of that extra- coffee, considering 





of boiled crusts. 




a "little before 


1 became conv 






my hesitation wa 


s the fact that I had nc 








midday. The 




cious, I reflected, to one 






i the other hand, it woul 



AU.XT SARAH'S BROOCH. 



and shouted, - Wave, carrots : What price the like. Hut thai «.b um.1: 
yerwig?" _ _ knew which way -\w would in. 



Klulut>hould . do then? Mm 




with equally 11-arfui Unau-rs bloaters that Xol a boy could pass the door >in-in-- " I hi- 
p-own. that I nii-hi \/<v//cnou;4li uj' the girl's and glared. Truly, ii was m.tv awkward, 
hair for my purpose, by the aid of a pair of l!ul then, there was no other mi< Ii hair, so 
pocket scissors, and so escape all <'■,'■:'■'■■■■■:.■■■■. ■■'■.■-.■:■■■.. ■]■.;:■ ai: 



THE SIR AX D MACA/.IXE. 



le right note. Mv 
„ . uttered " My d 
a good general standby to bcgii 



nglv ■uttered '' My dear." signed '" ] I'll! pcrfcollv serious," I said 

'- - believe I Looked desperately so. " I'll s. 



;nity. Hannah's red head turned, and ogled in .1 vvav that senl eold shivers all over 
e came across, grinning slily. " Yus ? " me. It struck me now, with a twinge of 
e said, interrogatively, and still grinning. horror, 1 hat perhaps she supposed I had con- 



lingh lainiliar with the hair as a keepsake. That n 



"I — I meant to have given you sixpence of hair rolled up in a piece of news 

yesterday : you're very attentive. Hannah I thrust the half-sovereign toward; 

Hannah, nn dear." (That didn't sound grabbed the parrel, anil ran. I feart 

(jiiite rirht. somehow nevermind.) '■ Yerv might expect me to kiss her. 
attentive. Here's the sixpence. Er-er"— Now I had to employ another 

"What er what ( I was desperate) '■ what waitress, no |evvellcr could daunt me. 

now!" And she swung off with a loss of h.-r removed, and a proper quantity of tl 

red head. hair substituted ; and the work wou 

I had offended her! I ought to have completed by the re-fixing of the glas 

I was a fool. And before- I could apolo- about it. 1 found a thud dirlv \, 
gizc a customer came m a waggoner. I ' 



vailed nhil. 



point blank, as I should have done .it first. In omnibus, and alighted a colli 

got. 1 had the happv thought to take a never had a habit of deception 

Hannah as a peace-offering, alter nn unin- it had worked so admirably fo 

tentional rudeness of yesterday. It acted more, that it seemed quite 

her humble position so much gratified Ina 1 turned the last corner, and 

little attention like that. She grinned she dozen vaids from Ainu Sarah's 

even blushed a little -all the while late was tapped on the shoulder. I 

that repulsive oarlv lunch. So I seized the saw the detective who had 



AUNT SARAH'S BROOCH. 



shady second-hand 



ll 




if I for the robbery. I 





room chair, and had to be dragged 












and protested valiantly. It was a 




outrage, she proclaimed, and the po 


realized 


incapable fools. " While you've he 










u m ,i.;,i 




egarded 


this seemed the dramatic mom, 



police had been interposal. "Do you identify it ? " 
suspected from -Identify it 2 " exrlaimed Aunt Sarah, 



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ill Idenlil 'n in.l I'd "l hnnl-V'thinl |" " ' 'i V "' n ,'l 1 oha \ |'; ,' 11 n, 

so : And did vun grt it from bludgeoning burglar, too." 

Bill himself, Clement, my dear?" Again I caught the detective's eye, and 

Now, "Bludgeoning Bill" was the name suddenly remembered that everything I had 

known by- among his intimates, of course. would write them down in his pocket-book, 

The police " (I had a vague idea of hedging. as he had Ihreatened '. Another question or 

as far as possible, with the detective) two, and I think I should have thrown up 

I believe. A— a very dangerous sort of a telegram was brought in for Aunt Sarah, 

person ! " She put up her glasses, read it, and let the 

"And did you have much of a struggle glasses fall. •' //'W.' "she squeaked. 

with him?" pursued Aunt Sarah, hanging She looked helplessly about her, and held 

on my words. the telegram toward me. "I must see that, 

pretty fair, you know er nothing so very It was from the manager of the hydropathic 

detective w-'/.'/d look ai me so intently. had been -laving, and it read thus : 

"And was he very much hurt. ( lenient ? "Emnd leather jewel- case with your 

Air, hniies hmkr:], [ mean, n . leimv m .■;■,'■■'.■ ,-:■ ..■■.■-.■■■■ /' ,■■■■.■■■,■ Ate A 

that sort?" oceu hied here. Presume valuable, so am se/i'd- 

" liones? (). ve>. nf course at lea.sl, not /V/,' .<// uv s/\ eiai messen^:>:" 

you know — serves him right, of course." soon as she could find speech ; " bless me ! 

"Oh. I'm sure he rielllv deserved it. 1 I fell sure I'd taken it down from the 

Clement. I suppose that was in the thieves' chimney and put it in the trunk ! " And, 

kitchen?" with her eyes nearly as wide open as her 

"Yes— no, at least: no, not there. Not mouth, she siared blankly in my face. 

cNacib in die kitchen, you know." Personally I saw stars everywhere, as 

Aunt Sarah, innoceiillv. '"And to think dial a club. I don't remember anvthing distinctly 

you traced it all from a few footsteps and a after this lilt I found myself in the street 

bit of cloth rag on the wall and- and what with the dcleeiiw. I think I -aid I preferred 

trifle more confident here, for I had found a It is unnecessary to say much more, and 
trouser button. "But it was nothing much it would he very painful to me. I know, 
— not actual evidence, of course, just a indirectly, ihrough the police, that the jewel- 
But here I caught the policeman's eve, horrible brooch, and all the other things in 
and I went hot 'and cold. I could not it. perfectly safe. Aunt Sarah had put it 
remember what 1 had done with thai trouser up the chimnev for safety at .Malvern —just 
button of mine. Had the police themselves the sort of thing she would do— and made a 






UNT SARAHS lUiOOCH. 




A Record of t8tt. 

OR, A SHEEP'S COAT AT SUNRISE, A MANS COAT AT SUNSI 
By .!. R. Wade. 

ir John Throckmort 



' H ['; ;*/' *. i :<rui,U <Mah]i-,!kd <illi 


ol' a' thousand jjliiiK-.is thai ..I ,i,l:l „Vlo, k 






'-'/' ' \ :<f \ '■'' lll,: ' v " ,m ' l,llv s '" '".- n " 








-~ '■—' ■ in..l limn i-halli/n^'il by an- 












liijih of i-i»l«) vi-lit years' siamlin-. has 


sibk; to his listeners, his hot was eagerly 








Sir John in:rn-l.-.l ill.- a.-.-oniph-!nn,-nl ol 


111;.' sarlnrial ail i^ 111.- \ ill.i;^. ■ ol' .V'uburv. 








r. John Cov.K'1. ., then ml! known riorh 


risin - y^'f- " ( x ^ i,ur > : i ': v ;" i,, ; ,, r , j' 1 



ir John Throckmort 

" So great arc I h. , 
ry which I have late 




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will, fori; ,,n 












Through t lu- 


kind- 1 m 






Throckmnrlm 


its 1 


.,1,1, l,',.uiv,'V„ir 


"adiTs, 3»L 


i„ll,riilll.,,r;,li,„ 


, shown [^ 


l„vvi„us | ,;,.*■. a 


°L'to- 










, 1.,,^, hiinlmj 


"cdourfa'sort'o™ 




nrrasinn. li is wonlr.las I', „s: 

-' l',vs,„tr,l l„ Mr. |ohn (Wk-r, 

limnham Mills. I,v ihr A::rirului,,,l S,,ri,l 







bratcd old mill-yard 



.-/ RECORD OF 1S11. 

MANUFACTURE i . 

WOOL 

CLOTH 

COAT 






TWO SHEEP 




SIR JQIIN THROCKMORTON, BART. 


H><>.,,h « '- 


FRANCIS DRUETT, 
11 It. .1011 MOM lilt. 

\ffifiiriiiksiiii: 


11 1 || 1 

living 'in :!„'' wind 
durinearhasr. Xeed- 


IhtWOOL Spun. The YARN Spooled, Warpod, 

tarn, *&, jRjt mm, «t twm 


l illlri'wso.^' 


SIR JOHN THROCKMORTON, BART. 


thnue,ll prnkd.K uiih 

the vastly superior 
formanre r-.ml.l he 




never been equalled. 



Animal Actualities. 







J\ I l 



','■:. -....^1-1 niistorlnnr. disfigurement, and was die only genuine article, with the proper 

merely the camp, the mini, and the grow. •' Pussy " was the name of a magnificent 

hut the bark garden also : ofa Im c that (as M r. Persian eal a princess among rats, greatly 
Seaman sings) "was strong love, strong as a sought by the feline nobility of the neigh- 

-~^ X>. — 





(1 Iut platu and ivpulalik' : 






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ANIMAL ACTUALITIES. 




w^En - 



c. I'.ui now she tried stratagem, h'iw rnentofthe nunl she IkuI c; 

ous mews, entreating caresses, beseeching prospered, and the Heatitifu 
>, and the most irresistibly captivating faithful Id him always. Miss 




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~J—^'\, 




mecdote of a tortoise who displayed smoker. But as to the strawberry le 

so far as to encounter, singlcdiand'ed. these are longed for by the tortoise 

y more than a fortnight old, more than lettuce leaves. Kntl 




nevertheless it is relaxed in the ducal matter dole (he had no domestic name, such was 
of strawberry leaves. Every tortoise of the his humility) had the even tenor of his life- 
sort we keep about our houses and gardens disturbed by a sudden inroad of puppies, 

'■at _ h may also lie said as a warning puppies did not altogether understand the 




ANIMAL ACTUALITIES. 



a puppy, looking lor Inn, seized the other Perhaps the safest game was' to dro| 
end in Ins teeth and pulled. Something strawberry leaves, at any rate. So drc 
had to go, and it was the strawberry they were, and the puppy sat bark ii 




Up eanie the: tortoise, drums healing and puppy defiantly the while. And tl 

eolunrs living, nietaphon'eallv speaking, eanied lo all his brothers and 





pieces of decayed wood on die way [here, and that's why no one has ever seen one. 
lit them at glow-worms, anil stuck tiicm on [hit if yon tire careful to sprinkle the 



ight, and showed the old Witch on the he will lay 

\cl si catching her bristly chin : the black you bless the egg with 

■).- mined it] Hill tile;, -lion eil the while: when the mi inn is on' th, 



•h- 



nl black 



p nil!, all 



le tags hanging on to it. which was star 
■± at the Witch with two frightened li 



them a know this, and that's why ll 
tring they call it. instead of hiring a i 



TIIF. ME.VORY SAVER 



which supported him like two link- legs. little Miss Myra. who is always in tre 

With two others he began lo nth his little ahotil her lessons ; she would give all she' 

tears from his little pink eyes. own price." 

He was a queer link' person, very like an The Witch had left the hen-house, 

egg in shape, with no features hut a pair of was trotting as last as she could d 

little pink eyes neai the top. and a wide slit a little woodland path. The poor 



another, which could be emptied by pulling not been black by nature. But the wor 

the tag attached to each outside. pain he suffered was anxiety as to what won! 

There was no sound in the hen house but become of him. What was the Witch goin 

the frightened clucking of the hens, the to do with him ? Why had she taken hit 

the sobbing of the ieip. which sounded like was friendly if he did gasp and show ti- 
the squeaking ol a -lal, pencil on a slate. whites of his eyes? The imp cried agail 
Presently the Witch patted the .Memory and wondered how long he would have t 

-Don't cry, my dear,'' she said: "there's He had not 'long to wait. That vet 

s 'l , k , k II I 1 -sh is k i 
your Mother any I, 



all about the Memory-Saver, ending by pro- 











joke, and pulled one of the little tags 








tie a gasp. ami. opening his mouth to its 


it ? The imp looked up and saw a 
















Memory-Saver gazed up in her fae. 
not been so wide. 


rench ' string is in order. I'll try the 


She pulled another tag as she spoke. 
















;'Just listen," said the Witch, [ 






anted the Memory-Saver. 






Henry I., noo— Stephen, 1135 . . 


tnng round h in] id | I 




Mem danced with delight. 


. time ""it's t | 1 1 


"Oh. he's splendid!" she cried. 




just what 1 want. I never can r, 






ic subject you want (the name is written on 


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last she picked > ^^&5^r^' 
out a great death's- \ 


\ him curiously. He 


head, and locked •'■ 


at it lovingly. It ».„„„,,„,,„„„ 


was a beautiful 




what X-" wanted lor her latest potion, a 


his joy at his than,, ol 'mi" i V, 


wonderful IIUMiii, thai would e'nahl, um I,', 


produced .1 violent commotion in all hi 


turn lifteen carl wheels on a cobweb without 




breaking it. " I'll give you the Memory- 


Mvra couldn't help laughing, but us she w.i 








she begged his pardon immediately, am 






" It's vniir brother's, dear." coaxed the 




Witch. "You know he would not mind." 


-Now, Memory-Saver," she said, " I'n 


"He would," said Mvra: "it's his best 


going to read mv lessons aloud to vou, a 
the Witch told me. Then you'll know then 


specimen : he lold me so yesterday." 


" Well, it does him no good in the 




drawer," pleaded the Witch; "and the 


The Memory Save, nodded so emphatic 


Memory-Saver would prevent your being 

scolded and puiii-.lu-d I'm nol knowing vuur 


ally, that he fell off the hooks. Myra picket 






were hurt. and. finding he was not, sat hit! 




down again. 




■■ I've got two lots of lessons to do," she 


"They're so dear ! " sighed Myra. "But 


■.aid. mournfully. '" ycslcrdav's and to-day's 



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hiMViisniirr more' -elllcd comfortably. \lwa 


Myra's delighted mother a re]) 


on thai her 


began to read. The Memory-Saver sat con- 






teiilrdh absorbing f'rench, and geography. 








these, alas, the Memory Stiver re 




'• I wonder il" you really know it all,"' said 


meisuIisJmltoi^lnlifihT'sumi 




Myra, gravely, when she had finished. " \<j. 






lor the simple reason thai he hai 










him up. tumid the one marked " Tables," 


ureal eare of him ; hilt hv degrc 






eareless. She found out he V 






useful when treated roughly as - 










said the Memory-Saver, gliblv. 


roughly, she did so. 




"Stop! Slop! that will do I "cried Myra, 






she asked him. severely, one d; 






had got into trouble over her sun 
















nu one could lind him; for Myra felt certain 


The Memory Saver waved his 


litlletausin 


that the stupid grown-up people- would not 


a wild attempt to explain thai it 


wus becaus, 


cle 1 adya^hedid' P ' Ur ^ 


he hadn't got a mind, only nu 


lie partitions 


eyes,abigmouth,andalotofli. 




inside him to keep the dlffclV 


nt kinds of 


succeed, try. try again.' and ' You must cul- 


knowledge, ipuit. I'nhappilv ihe 






he had had lately- had been \ 




K 'i"i, l "' 1 «', l ,'i"i ,'a "i \'i ', 












beginning lo leak. All this he tri 










Such a place was nut easy to find, lull at 

klsl Mm l",v,.,l ,„, ,U.- t,„i ,J tU.- iv,„l,-nl>,. in 


.Myra was unsympathetic and dii 


1 



stand him. She scolded h 

was not even melted by the little 

il spring cleaning tears thai trickled from his little 



So she filled a box with eolto.l wool, put 



i II ti the Witch's pocket. on the smith by the Knglii.h Channel . 

a good thing he doesn't want any- aren't you ashamed .... on the east b 
eat.'' thought .Myra. noticing with ( '.ernian Ocean .... to be so igm 



great success. '.Myra put him carefully it 
her pocket before she went to school, anc 



Tin; Mt'iiiiiiT Sawr lu-ard well enough, ar 
understood too. Myra was in 



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spelling, geography, and tables had run into 
I that great pulpy mass inside him. \u ws.ndiT 

with a :.',ot,<l deal <>l dil'lirully, 



However, Myra wi 



.wever, Myra was 1 



//pm^tT ^ 


herself, she was obli-cd to 




v „ pulled the "Poetry" string, 










about it. He had not asked her if she knew 


Memory-Saver gasped and began ; each 






all the same.' She did .ml think he would 


but as they came he began to feel strange 


have minded no much, being uncomfortable 


and light, happier than lie had ever felt 


she was cross : and as she dared not he cross 


before.' This is what he said : "A chief- 




tain to the Highlands bound— cries — the 


Meaner)' Saver, and fulfilled her promise of 




slapping him when he had done the double 






of Normandy, and heir presumptive to the 







fell behind the wardrobe. The | r little angrily : but Myra. or, rather, the Memory- 
Memory-Saver fell out with a crash, and lav Saver, could not stop. His internal parti- 
half stunned, feeblv waxing his little lags. tions wvic gone, and whichever string was 



the mi-: uor vs.i i /:/:. 



le began to Ian Myra 



A den to i little nook 

/' I $S by the duck -pond, 

=SLj -T*\V slc^hu""!,'"!^'""!!'' 




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they belieied was ihal she had u 
d Mvra. I'll,- lll.uk ( ,,rk l.iu-ihi-il. and they said was naughty, and she must 



lilirk C,„-k la 
.101 be sorry t 


Jgh 


lielore, 


and 


lell -1 


°oun 


T 


jar it 


again 


"1 dnl'l'l kll- 


,» ainlliiiu 




111 Me 


said the Illaek 


: Cc 








and then tell 




he's 






a beetle 1 » 










Myra looked 




<v. 




Certainly soni 


,-lh 


ina v 







...J.'/CvdV 




I suppose he'll live ,H| mild in.,,. I h„|,e U'ilell. so lll.lt lie I, 
he'll lie happy. lie was a -nod little pleasant lhan when h, 
I'ell.nv. and I viish I'd l,e,i, kinder lohiin. Mvr.i ol'len walked r,a 



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